Sangria

I promised you my sangria recipes from my party last week. Now you may think Sangria is a great summer drink, and it is. But it also works well with many tummy warming, rib sticking tapas dishes so I think you can serve it in the spring and fall also.You can vary the fruit according to your personal tastes - for white wine sangria I eliminate the oranges and strawberries and substitute green apples and green grapes. I also use triple sec instead of brandy in it. Cava is just Spanish sparkling wine (Freixinet is probably the best known brand), but you could use any sparkling wine. If you want to make your Sangria less potent, leave out the brandy and substitute 12 ounces of sparkling lemon-lime soda for the cava.

Red Wine Sangria
Serves 20
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3 bottles red wine, dry
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup sugar, dissolved in brandy
1 lemon, sliced
2 limes, sliced
2 oranges, sliced
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 bottle cava

Combine wine, brandy, sugar and fruit and let marinate in a covered glass container in the refrigerator overnight. Just before serving, pour into a large punchbowl and add chilled cava.

4 comments:

Kay said...

It's been a while since I had sangria. Tricky stuff. You drink it like lemonade and then you have to get up :)

Love the shot of the sangria pitcher. Perfect white balance, perfect exposure. I really like your food photography.

Cooking with Michele said...

Thanks Kay - to get photo praise from you, one of the best food photographers out there, really means alot to me!

Jessica said...

I love, love sangria!! I usually kind of "wing it" when I'm making sangria, but I'd love to try out a specific recipe!

Cooking with Michele said...

Jessica, I usually wing it too, and when I did wing it this time I wrote down what I did and made a couple of adjustments. Like I actually used half as much sugar and it really needed more!

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